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Holed and Modified Coins

On this page we list coins that have been holed or modified in other ways. Some coins have been modified for use as weights or jewelry. We may include coins on this page that have graffiti, clipping or other damage.


Byzantine Empire, Romanus IV Diogenes, 1 January 1068 - 19 August 1071

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Due to their distinctive iconography, these histamenon types were nicknamed "six-headers" in their day.
SH87499. Gold histamenon nomisma, DOC III-2 1.1; Morrisson BnF 53/Cp/AV/02; Wroth BMC 1; Sommer 54.1; SBCV 1859; Ratto -, F/VF, some scratches, holes for pendant, weight 3.938 g, maximum diameter 27.0 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 1 Jan 1068 - 19 Aug 1071; obverse KWN MX AN∆, Michael standing facing on footstool, transverse labarum in right hand, akakia in left hand, flanked by Constantius and Andronicus, each standing facing on an individual footstool, each holding globus cruciger in inner hand and akakia in outer hand; reverse + PWMANS EV∆UKIA, Jesus Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holds a globus cruciger in inner hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) flanking Christ's head; from the Robert Watcher Collection; $300.00 (Ä255.00)


Flavius Victor, c. 387 - 28 July 388 A.D.

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In England, where many siliquae are found clipped, silver Roman coins apparently continued to circulate long after the Empire abandoned the island. Clipping may not have been primarily intended to deviously obtain a little silver. Clipping may have actually been performed primarily to make the weight and value equivalent to contemporary coins in the medieval period.
SH90597. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Milan 19b (S), RSC V 6Ac, Cohen VIII 6 (15 Fr.), Hunter V 4, SRCV V 20670, VF, clipped, weight 0.919 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 180o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, c. 387 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS ROMANORVM (courage of the Romans), Roma seated facing on throne, head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left, MDPS in exergue; rare; SOLD


Bulk Lot 200 Holed Mostly Ancient Coins

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From the estate of an uncleaned ancient coin enthusiast. We pulled all the holed coins from his collection and put them in this one lot. Types include Greek, Roman, Judean, Byzantine, Islamic, medieval, and some modern. The lot includes at few silver coins but we did remove all the gold coins (just kidding, there were no gold coins).
LT74268. Bulk Lot 200 Holed Mostly Ancient Coins, 9.8mm - 35.4mm, coins in the photograph are a random sample from the lot; unattributed, no tags or flips, as-is, no returns; SOLD







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